Year 2018, Volume 7 , Issue 1, Pages 43 - 46 2018-06-30

The importance of aquatic recreation areas in urban living and their contribution on health

Selçuk Duman [1] , İbrahim Cengizler [2]

The rapid increase in population, the dizzying developments in science and technology, cause human life more intense and stressful. Daily activities have begun to force and to tire people up more. Besides, adverse environmental effects also affect the physical and psychological health of person. A very important part of the population lives in big buildings in cities and this lifestyle people removes especially children from natural life. For today’s people, especially the leisure time outside the working time, full, happy, satisfying, rest at the same time, having fun and learning activities is important in reducing stress. The meaning of recreation is the vitality and renewal of human beings both in terms of bodily and spiritual. One of the recreational activities known since the first ages is the close monitoring of aquatic life. Aquatic life presents a relaxing visuality and information about itself to human beings. It is obvious that aquariums will be a versatile decoration tool for living spaces as well as restful effects when considering the above reasons and will also affect the quality of life positively by reducing stress. The lack of nature and nature history museums in our cities may be seen as a suitable motivation for the dissemination of the aquatic life-based recreation of the decrease in the possibility of healthy contacts that should be found between man and nature. Aquariums that will be installed in shopping centers, schools, and other living areas in contemporary cities today, especially in residential buildings, will allow people to contact nature from another perspective. The recreational areas where the aquatic life is observed will give people the opportunity to relax in the natural life.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Marine and Freshwater Biology
Journal Section Reviews

Orcid: 0000-0002-6771-3385
Author: Selçuk Duman (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0003-0929-7640
Author: İbrahim Cengizler
Country: Turkey


Application Date : May 21, 2018
Acceptance Date : June 10, 2018
Publication Date : June 30, 2018

APA Duman, S , Cengizler, İ . (2018). The importance of aquatic recreation areas in urban living and their contribution on health. Marine Science and Technology Bulletin , 7 (1) , 43-46 . Retrieved from